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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
March 27, 2016
Cities push for state aid hike
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities is pushing hard for an increase to Local Government Aid, which transfers money from the state to some Minnesota cities. Detroit Lakes would see an additional $51,000 in LGA under House File 685, which boosts LGA payments statewide. Perham...
March 27, 2016 - 5:55am
March 25, 2016
Invest in LGA for all of Minnesota
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 25, 2016 - 5:35am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
January 13, 2016
Republicans take heat for LGA plan
Minnesota House Republicans came under fire Tuesday from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for advocating a plan that Coalition officials...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 20, 2015
Legislature needs to get local government aid on track
Local government aid should not be viewed as the state doling out welfare for cities and counties in Minnesota. And we are glad to see the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities made increasing LGA its top issue for the 2016 legislative session. LGA is quite the opposite of welfare....
November 20, 2015 - 5:15am
May 7, 2015
House needs to shape up its act on aid to towns
In the late 2000s, the Legislature was quick to justify cuts to local government aid because of the poor financial shape of the country and state. Time and again we heard Republican lawmakers say, “With the way the economy is right now, it’s just not the time.” Cuts were...
May 7, 2015 - 5:55am
May 3, 2015
Severe LGA cuts a betrayal
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 3, 2015 - 5:05am
March 8, 2015
Increased LGA a wise investment in rural cities
It’s time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to its 2002...
March 8, 2015 - 5:00am
February 10, 2009
Bemidji, Wadena mayors: Proposed LGA cuts would be 'devastating'
If Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed cuts to Local Government Aid are approved, cities would be forced to cut core services, according to two northern...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Faced with cuts, Alexandria holds off on hiring police officers
Alexandria won't be adding the two police officers it planned to hire this year. City department heads will also hold off making any major equipment purchases until at least July. The Alexandria City Council took the budget-cutting measures at Monday's meeting to deal with an unexpected...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Area cities take LGA hits, brace for the the worst
Cities across Minnesota are still feeling the sting of a pre-holiday announcement from Governor Tim Pawlenty that, on average, their final December aid payments of the year will be cut by 22 percent. As reported earlier this week, Detroit Lakes is among those affected, with a $142,000...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am